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Teacher Leadership

Graduate Certificate

The UIU Advantage

The recognition of the importance of teacher leadership is growing dramatically in Iowa and across the nation. UIU has addressed that need with its M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership. However, the vast majority of teachers being tapped for leadership roles already have a master’s degree, so the M.Ed. is not appealing to them even if the coursework is. UIU has developed a Teacher Leadership certificate designed to serve this significant group of teacher leaders.

The teacher leadership certificate incorporates the key areas that teachers are being called upon to provide leadership: peer coaching, best practices, curriculum design, professional learning communities and diversity.  These courses are offered online and face to face.

Teacher Leadership Curriculum

  • EDU 516  Best Practices: Research-based Teaching Strategies
  • EDU 532  Professional Learning Communities
  • EDU 534  Instructional Coaching
  • EDU 531  Teaching and Working in a Multicultural Setting
  • EDU 536  Classroom Curriculum Design

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Teacher Leadership Courses

See course descriptions for the classes you need for your Teacher Leadership graduate certificate.

Academic Calendar

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A Certificate with Options

Use your certificate to enhance your career or as a head start towards a master’s degree. 94% of UIU graduates are employed or continuing their education within 6 months of graduation.

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UIU Locations for Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership

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Convenient, Focused Scheduling

UIU Teacher Leadership students have the advantage of focusing on fewer classes at once with the Two-at-a-Time schedule.


Ready to get started on your UIU Teacher Leadership graduate certificate? We’re ready to help you every step of the way.

Go Further with a Master's Degree

Earned your certificate? Choose from UIU’s master’s degrees to advance your career even further.